How Do I Apply?
Idaho AmeriCorps programs are looking for dedicated individuals to commit to a year of service to addressing critical community needs. Contact AmeriCorps program offices directly via telephone or e-mail to learn about specific opportunities.
There are a few ways to obtain an AmeriCorps application and/or apply to the Idaho AmeriCorps State program of your choice. Because some programs have their own application process, contact the program you want to join to confirm that they accept the standard, national AmeriCorps application.
Be sure to read the list of benefits, eligibility requirements and program descriptions on this page.
- Follow the steps to the right and apply through AmeriCorp's website.
- Contact Idaho AmeriCorps programs directly to receive an application.
- Contact the Corporation for National & Community Service at (800) 942-2677 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application kit.
If you are interested in an AmeriCorps program outside of Idaho, visit www.americorps.gov
or call the national recruitment database at (800) 94-CORPS (Voice) or (800) 833-3722 (TDD).
What are the Benefits?
As an AmeriCorps member, you will:
- Build a close connection to your community
- Make a difference in the lives of Idaho citizens and other AmeriCorps members
- Contribute to lasting change in the community where you serve
- Build your resume
- Earn money for college or to pay back past student loans
- Make lifelong friends
- Learn to be a leader
- Change the world!
Other AmeriCorps service benefits include:
- A modest living allowance
- Basic health insurance coverage for full-time members
- Childcare assistance - full-time members may qualify
- Deferment of student loans while in service
- A Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to pay for educational expenses at qualified institutions of higher education, for educational training or to repay qualified student loans. You have up to seven years after your term of service has ended to claim the award.
If you currently receive any kind of benefit (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability Insurance, for example), you will need to know if the AmeriCorps stipend or education award will impact those benefits.
If you have questions about how AmeriCorps benefits will affect Disability benefits please contact:
Scott Hoover, DisAbility Rights Idaho
208-336-5353 or 1-800-632-5125
Learn more about member benefits at the AmeriCorps website.
Am I Eligible?
To become Idaho AmeriCorps member you must meet all of the following qualifications:
What Program is Right for Me?
- Be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident alien
- Be at least 17 years old
- Have high school diploma, GED or commit to earning a GED while serving. Programs may have different educational requirements.
- Be able to serve full time - 1,700 hours, part time - 900 hours or reduced part time - 300 hours - over an eleven-to-twelve month period.
Ask yourself a few questions:
- How much do I currently know about AmeriCorps?
- Do I want to work directly with people or do I want to help build a program or expand an existing program? Do I want to work outside in the environment?
- What area of service in the most interesting to me - tutoring/mentoring, the environment, veterans, disabilities inclusion, public safety, poverty, healthcare?
- Where would I like to do my year of service?
- Do I want to serve full time, part time or less?
Let AmeriCorps help you find the right program with the interactive program selector
How do I apply using My AmeriCorps Portal?
Go to the resource center for directions http://www.nationalserviceresources.org/videos/applying-serve-using-my-americorps